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MEREDITH: Let's not be so quick to abandon schools in perilRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
Teresa Meredith / Special to IBJ
The state is failing our schools and then punishing the very schools that carry the heaviest burden.
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DAVIS: Crack down on employees who ruin IPSRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
Kathy Davis / Special to IBJ
Separate the teachers and administrators who aren’t serving our students. Fire them now.
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KETZENBERGER: 'Because we can' is the wrong reasonRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
John Ketzenberger / Special to IBJ
Lawmakers are wasting their time if they spend a single minute on anything but bills meant to improve business conditions.
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SEAY: Dominion theology bounces off HoosiersRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
Scott D. Seay / Special to IBJ
Advocates of dominion theology find ranking Indiana Republicans to be lukewarm politically and religiously.
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MARCUS: Let's do away with child labor laws, tooRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
Morton Marcus
Many parents would joyfully let their 14-year-olds become roofers, if it meant more money for meth.
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EARLY: Thanks, John, for the Japanese auto plantsRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
Rex Early / Special to IBJ
Japan is now Indiana’s No. 1 international partner and a good friend.
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SHELLA: Democrats will reorganize — eventuallyRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
Jim Shella / Special to IBJ
They are wasting their ammunition on each other.
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WINSTON: Marion County is key to state Dems in '12Restricted Content

January 7, 2012
Robin Winston / Special to IBJ
In 2011, we witnessed what happens when Republicans cut into the Democratic margin in Marion County.
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KINGSOLVER: College students need tax holiday for booksRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
Justin Kingsolver / Special to IBJ
A clear disparity exists between Indiana’s brick-and-mortar textbook retailers and their online counterparts.
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CAMPBELL: Taking in the enormity of the Super BowlRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
Steve Campbell / Special to IBJ
There is but one event that all of America sits down to experience together.
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KRULL: Calling Holcomb to a higher standardRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
John Krull / Special to IBJ
Somehow we think behaving churlishly is acceptable.
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VANE: The shock and awe of the Kittle RevolutionRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Robert Vane / Special to IBJ
The Indianapolis furniture czar got his chance to run things his way.
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WAGNER: In praise of Parker, leader of DemocratsRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Jennifer Wagner / Special to IBJ
Elected officials and candidates asked him that same week to remain on the job, a testament to his track record.
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BEHNING: An appointed superintendent would streamline educationRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Robert Behning / Special to IBJ
The governor has control over the state board, but the superintendent controls the agenda.
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PORTER: Keep the office directly accountable to Hoosier votersRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Greg Porter / Special to IBJ
Without an election, what will make an appointed superintendent inclined to pay even the slightest attention to any school board member, teacher, parent or student when they offer suggestions to improve the quality of education?
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FERGUSON: Even Louisiana has a limited smoking banRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Margaret Ferguson / Special to IBJ
Most observers will agree that Louisiana isn’t exactly famous for leading the way in progressive public policy
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BONIFIELD: An easy way to help college studentsRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Jake Bonifield / Special to IBJ
This year represents the best chance that it will, and the current economic climate remains the best argument that it should.
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STYRING: Right-to-work is rooted in basic fairnessRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Bill Styring / Special to IBJ
Don’t be surprised if our Statehouse is routinely on the nightly news.
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SWAYZE: Conservative resolutions for the New YearRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Sue Swayze / Special to IBJ
No one should have to join a union if they don’t wish to and unions should respect that.
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HOWEY: Mayoral glass ceiling persists in big citiesRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
A male candidate is more likely to get away with the bare-knuckled political brawls than a young mother.
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LADWIG: Indiana run 'like a business'? Not quiteRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Craig Ladwig / Special to IBJ
Every time this man applied that advice to his particular corner of government, “All hell broke loose.”
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MUTZ: Faster—faster—on education attainmentRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
John Mutz / Special to IBJ
We are behind the curve and becoming less competitive all the time.
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MYERS: Lauding Wishard's many unsung miraclesRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Woodrow Myers / Special to IBJ
Most of our failures as a society end up in the emergency room, and in central Indiana that often means Wishard.
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MAHERN: Politics, art collide on the Cultural TrailRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
If an artist says that it is art, who are we to gainsay it?
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FARGO: Keep some cheer for better public accessRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Anthony L. Fargo / Special to IBJ
The right of access to information is like a muscle—if you don’t exercise it, it atrophies.
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  1. Hiking blocks to an office after fighting traffic is not logical. Having office buildings around the loop, 465 and in cities in surrounding counties is logical. In other words, counties around Indianapolis need office buildings like Keystone, Meridian, Michigan Road/College Park and then no need to go downtown. Financial, legal, professional businesses don't need the downtown when Carmel, Fishers, North Indy are building their own central office buildings close to the professionals. The more Hamilton, Boone county attract professionals, the less downtown is relevant. Highrises have no meaning if they don't have adequate parking for professionals and clients. Great for show, but not exactly downtown Chicago, no lakefront, no river to speak of, and no view from highrises of lake Michigan and the magnificent mile. Indianapolis has no view.

  2. "The car count, THE SERIES, THE RACING, THE RATINGS, THE ATTENDANCE< AND THE MANAGEMENT, EVERY season is sub-par." ______________ You're welcome!

  3. that it actually looked a lot like Sato v Franchitti @Houston. And judging from Dario's marble mouthed presentation providing "color", I'd say that he still suffers from his Dallara inflicted head injury._______Considering that the Formula E cars weren't going that quickly at that exact moment, that was impressive air time. But I guess we shouldn't be surprised, as Dallara is the only car builder that needs an FAA certification for their cars. But flying Dallaras aren't new. Just ask Dan Wheldon.

  4. Does anyone know how and where I can get involved and included?

  5. While the data supporting the success of educating our preschoolers is significant, the method of reaching this age group should be multi-faceted. Getting business involved in support of early childhood education is needed. But the ways for businesses to be involved are not just giving money to programs and services. Corporations and businesses educating their own workforce in the importance of sending a child to kindergarten prepared to learn is an alternative way that needs to be addressed. Helping parents prepare their children for school and be involved is a proven method for success. However, many parents are not sure how to help their children. The public is often led to think that preschool education happens only in schools, daycare, or learning centers but parents and other family members along with pediatricians, librarians, museums, etc. are valuable resources in educating our youngsters. When parents are informed through work lunch hour workshops in educating a young child, website exposure to exceptional teaching ideas that illustrate how to encourage learning for fun, media input, and directed community focus on early childhood that is when a difference will be seen. As a society we all need to look outside the normal paths of educating and reaching preschoolers. It is when methods of involving the most important adult in a child's life - a parent, that real success in educating our future workers will occur. The website www.ifnotyouwho.org is free and illustrates activities that are research-based, easy to follow and fun! Businesses should be encouraging their workers to tackle this issue and this website makes it easy for parents to be involved. The focus of preschool education should be to inspire all the adults in a preschooler's life to be aware of what they can do to prepare a child for their future life. Fortunately we now know best practices to prepare a child for a successful start to school. Is the business community ready to be involved in educating preschoolers when it becomes more than a donation but a challenge to their own workers?

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